How to Save Money During the Holidays

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The holiday season is coming up and you want to make sure you are not blowing all your money away.

This is the time of the year when most people spend an extravagant amount of money.

But saving money this holiday season shouldn’t be that hard with these timely tips.

Create and stick to a budget

First of all, you want to make sure you are sticking to a budget. I know you probably see this tip on every post about saving money but it’s because it is very important.

Having a budget will help you make a plan for your money and track what it’s being spent on. Without a budget, you will have no idea how much of your money is going where.

Budgeting can help put a stop to mindless spending a lot of people do.

Make a holiday shopping list

Next thing is to make a holiday shopping list.

Instead of going to the store and buying random things, have a shopping list so you can shop intentionally.

Make a list of everything you want to buy. Make a note of who you are buying for and for which occasion (Halloween, Christmas, New Years, etc.).

Basically, have a purpose for everything you are planning to buy.

Take advantage of holiday sales

Make sure you’re taking advantage of holiday sales.

Almost every major store and shop will have sales during this time. By shopping during sales, you can get the things you want for the lowest price possible.

Keep track of when your favorite shops will be giving discounts and take advantage by shopping at the right times.

Give affordable gifts

The gifts you give to your family and friends don’t have to be expensive.

There are many meaningful and affordable gifts you can buy.

Use cash-back apps

There are so many cash-back apps you can use to save money this holiday season.

Apps like Ibotta, Rakuten, and Fetch Rewards can help you save up a few extra dollars.

Whether you are shopping online or in person, these apps have countless offers for you to earn cash.

There’s no reason you shouldn’t be using cash-back apps because they are just free money (and we all love some free money)!

Use coupons

Use as many coupons as you can to bring down your costs.

Use affordable decorations

You have the option to decorate your place nicely with affordable decorations from places like Dollar Tree and Zazzle.

That was it for this post.

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you and your family have a great time!

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